The public is invited to a series of lectures and conversations on topics of interest to the residents of Lincoln County. Called County Conversations, these one-hour events are scheduled for the second Tuesdays of each month from February to April at the First Baptist Church, 8 Back Meadow Road, Nobleboro.
The first event, “Let Kids Be Kids,” is scheduled for Feb. 12 from 7-8 p.m.:
Children seem to be at the receiving end of stress and pressures coming from all angles. How can parents, grandparents, and others help children enjoy and thrive in one of the greatest stages of life – childhood. Members of the public are invited to join in for a constructive discussion of these timely issues and concerns. The guest speakers will be Lydia Crafts, a social worker with AOS 93, and Martin Mackey, the principal of Nobleboro Central School. Ample time will be reserved for questions and comments from those attending.
Laurie Apgar Chandler will be the speaker at the second County Conversations event, scheduled for March 12 from 7-8 p.m.:
Chandler is an expert kayaker and storyteller. In 2011, she paddled across Maine, raising over $10,000 for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. In 2015, Chandler became the first woman to solo-paddle the entirety of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, which extends 740 miles from upstate New York and ends in Fort Kent. Her book, “Upwards: The Story of the First Woman to Solo Thru-Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe Trail,” is the story of that journey and will be the main focus of the March 12 event. Chandler will be selling and signing copies of her book at the event.
“Everyday Fitness: Easy Exercises and Steps to Health and Wholeness” is the topic for the third and final event in the series, on Tuesday, April 9 from 7-8 p.m.:
People are invited to a fun and practical discussion with Robin Maginn, healthy living specialist and fitness instructor at the Central Lincoln County YMCA. Together, everyone will discuss practical, no-nonsense ways to stay fit and embrace healthy living.
Each of these events is offered free of charge as a community service to the residents of Lincoln County. For more information, go to fbcnobleboro.org or call the church at 563-5816.